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Reggae. Roots of Reggae Reggae and Life in Jamaica Reggae and Punk in the UK. Roots of Reggae. Styles and influences of JA music Mento- JA folk music Ska – US R&B influence Horns and quicker tempo Reggae – Slower more popularized style

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Reggae

Roots of Reggae

Reggae and Life in Jamaica

Reggae and Punk in the UK


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Roots of Reggae

  • Styles and influences of JA music

    • Mento- JA folk music

    • Ska – US R&B influence

      • Horns and quicker tempo

    • Reggae – Slower more popularized style

  • JA music has always had socio-political significance


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Reggae and Life in JA

  • JA industries – Sugar, Bauxite and Tourism

  • Impact of Oil Crisis and Recession on Islands

  • Rise of Rastafarianism

    • Religious option for marginalized

      • Importance of Ethiopia

      • Reinterpretation of the Bible

  • Reggae as socio-political force

    • Bob Marley as icon

  • Lee Perry – Producer of the Sound

    • Burnt Studio Down in protest


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Reggae and Punk in the UK

  • Linkages between UK and JA youth

    • Socio-economic Hardships

    • Music as form of Protest and Identity

  • Popularity of Reggae in UK

    • Location (Immigrant neighborhoods)

    • Lack of Punk Records

      • Abundance of Reggae Recordings

  • Impact of Reggae on Punk Bands

    • Clash

    • Lee Perry as Producer

  • Reggae goes international

    • As a “Sweetener” of Rock (Police)


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